Edgar Raoul Crete
March 12, 1931 – September 10, 2017
CONCORD- Edgar Raoul Crete, 86, passed away on September, 10, 2017. The end of his life was marked by courage, endurance and dignity. His belief in God and his devotion to his family sustained him in his battle with illness and ultimately provided him with peace. He was born in St Malo, Quebec, Canada in 1931, the son of Francis and Blanche Crete. His parents and 10 siblings, him being the 4th child out of the 11, moved to New Hampshire in 1942. It is here that he met his wife of 67 years, Beverly Munn. Edgar’s life stands a powerful proof of the value of hard work, resilience, devotion to family and God. He focused on the dream of producing a productive, efficient and profitable dairy farm. While much has been written about the continuing reduction of the number of dairy farms in the state, Highway View Farm in Boscawen was and continues to be one of the very best and most vibrant in the state. Before acquiring the farm, he operated dairy farms for the Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH and Hancock, Massachusetts. The Shaker elders stated that “Edgar had done more work in one year than his predecessor had done in nine years.” Edgar and his family moved to Boscawen, NH in 1960 after purchasing a small dairy farm, today known as the “Highway View Farm.” Back then it was a small farm along many dairy farms in New Hampshire. Today it is about one of 120 dairy farms surviving in New Hampshire. He won many awards over the years, but one of his bigger accomplishments was that of the distinguished recipients of The Green Pasture Award for Dairy Farmer of the Year—1989. The farm remains in the family today with his grandson, Adam, carrying on the tradition. Nearly 30 years later, Edgar and his family were proud to learn that his grandson, Adam, is the recipient of The Green Pasture Award for Dairy Farmer of the year 2017, a further proof of the foundation he built. Edgar had a sincere love for his community. For the opportunities that allowed him to work so hard, raise a family and participate as a good neighbor. It allowed him to fulfill his hopes and dreams and to provide an example for all of us. Members of his family include his wife, Beverly; his children, Patricia Hewitt and her husband, Michael Callahan and Tammy Yahyapour and her husband, Sam; his three sisters, Hermance Paige, Cecile Salonia, Yolanda Wheeler; and his three brothers, Adrian, Leander, and Roger. He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his two sons, Edgar “Pete” Crete, who left a widow, Betsy, and Bruce Crete who left a widow, Martha and four of his brothers, Gillis, Gauthier, Paul and Robert. Edgar had a sincere love for his community. For the opportunities that allowed him to work so hard, raise a family and participate as a good neighbor. It allowed him to fulfill his hopes and dreams and to provide an example for all of us. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 180 Loudon Rd Concord. The family requests that in lieu of flowers any donations be made to The Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury St. Concord. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.BennettFuneral.com for the Crete family.
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, October 7, 2017
- Committal Service
Edgar Raoul Crete
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September 27, 2017
Knowing Edgar for perhaps 25 years, I can say that he was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever known. He was a man of honor, integrity, generosity, compassion and humor. I will miss him . My prayers go out to his family and others who knew and appreciated him.
September 26, 2017
My heartfelt and sincerest condolences on your family's loss
September 23, 2017
Dear Beverly and Family,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your
wonderful family. It's so hard to find the
right words to comfort you in the lose of Edgar, your Husband, and know that Edgar is now in peace. Always remember the wonderful times that you enjoyed together and all the love that you shared. Our love
last forever and to eternity. God Bless and love to you and Family, Brady Munn and Margaret Fischer.
September 22, 2017
My sincere condolences to Bev and her family. I'm very sorry to hear Edgar has passed away. Thinking of you and the memories of our visits to your house with Gram. Be well, please extend my sympathy to everyone. In kinship and love.
Snoop and Patti
September 22, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Beverly and with your beautiful family. We will miss our visits with Edgar and his funny sense of humor will leave us remembering him always. May the love of friends and family help you thru this sad time. Love you all
September 20, 2017
Sorry to here about Edgar . He will be missed. Urban and Pam.
September 18, 2017
My condolences to the friends and family of Edgar. It's a shame death took someone else but prayers will be made to those who loved him (1 Corinthians 15:54)
September 18, 2017
Sorry to hear about Uncle Edgar, he will be missed for sure. Let me know if any of you need anything will gladly help, just remember to all stay strong together and remember all the good times, he'd want that more than anything else!!!
September 17, 2017
Bev and Family. I was so sad to hear of Edgar's passing. Be strong and remember the good memories.
September 15, 2017
It was an honor participating in his care. My condolences for the family.
Lisa A. Patterson MD